Shatner and whatson, the theme here seems to be that sites still suck that's why they have not come back. And any changes /improvements are worse that's why sites keep dropping and dropping.
I've been questioning this wisdom and mentioning even a set time penalty (Google decides when) but eventually you give up. I find it odd that in 5 months we haven't seen lots and lots of sites come back. It can't be quality, we see the crap that's ranking in many niches.
To us this may seem horribly unjust -- our sites have been sentenced to a slow, painful death with no appeal -- but to Google it's just a numbers game
I hope you have your asbestos underwear on, you will be taken to task for suggesting Google doesn't care about the average webmaster. It's sacrilege, look here [webmasterworld.com...]
[edited by: walkman at 5:17 am (utc) on Jul 13, 2011]